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The American Psychology Association (APA) style is designed for the social & life sciences (e.g. psychology, anthropology, medicine). These examples are adapted from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The latest print edition is located by the reference desk (Call number: Ref BF 76.7.P83 2010, p193-244). For more examples, try Purdue's APA Style Guide resource: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
Part I outlines how to cite a source within the paper itself where you have quoted, summarized, or paraphrased from the source (also known as an in-text citation)
Part II outlines how to create an list of references, known as a bibliography, at the end of your paper that lists anything you cite.
You must cite the source of your information regardless of the type of source: book, journal article, web site, newspaper, blog, etc. The APA uses the author-date method of citation; the last name of the author, year of publication, and page number are inserted in the text at the appropriate point. Below are examples of common in-text citations.
Citing a work by a single author:
Citing a work by two authors:
Citing a work by three, four, or five authors:
[FIRST CITATION] Jones, Brown, Williams, and Smith (1991) found, in a recent study...
Citing a work by six or more authors
Citing a work without authors
Citing specific parts of a source
Note: The second and subsequent lines are indented five spaces.